Just as we can look up at the moon at any time, no matter what phase it’s in, and see something new, we can look at ourselves from different perspectives and discover new ways of being in the world.
Kissing the Muse invites you on (another) Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure. Whether you started this journey with Home-at-Heart Muse, or are just now joining, this course brings you full-circle to share your creative elixir with your community.This time we start with Lost-in-Limbo Muse and dive deeper to explore our shadows, hopes for healing, spiritual determination and transformative power—all through our creative practice. Using a series of collage-making "muse dates," expressive art actions, and playful writing prompts, we’ll invoke the archetypal energy of the muse to help us navigate our lives.
The muse is a mirror of your inner artist. She reflects your innate creative potential. It doesn't matter whether you dabble with watercolor, or cake frosting, write poetry or prose, or can't draw a stick figure to save your sister—kissing your muse will rekindle a spark of mystery, magic, and a touch of the divine that illuminates your way to happiness——through your own, unique creative practice.
Week by Week
Each week you will receive a unique kissing practice and writing prompt correlating to one phase of your creative adventure—and a particular muse. You will also receive additional writing prompts and expressive art actions to infuse your creative passion.
Please note: This course offers 3 opportunities for live interaction—two group ZOOM sessions, on JANUARY 9 and FEBRUARY 13- 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Pacific Time Zone, and a personal, 1/2-hour, one-to-one coaching session with the instructor the week of JANUARY 20-27. The ZOOM sessions are not mandatory and will be recorded for those who miss them.
Week One: Diving Deeper—Kiss Your Lost-in-Limbo Muse
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Dive deeper to discover your hidden treasures.
Musing on Diving Deeper
Core Kissing Practice: Lost-in-Limbo Muse (via Zoom)
Creative prompts & kissing practices
Inspiration, poetry & readings
Week Two: Dark Ordeal—Kiss Your Surviving Shadow Muse
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Tame your dark dragons with vulnerability, courage and compassion.”
Musing on the Dark Ordeal
Core Kissing Practice: Surviving Shadow Muse
Week Three: Enlightening Epiphany—Kiss Your Hopeful Healing Muse
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Rejuvenate and illuminate new possibilities.”
Musing on Enlightening Epiphany
Core Kissing Practice: Reluctant Rebel Muse
One-to-One Coaching Call - a personal ½ hour session with the instructor
Week Four: Determined Comeback—Kiss Your Balancing-Both-Worlds Muse
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Move forward by fueling your to-do list with love.”
Musing on Determined Comeback
Core Kissing Practice: Balancing-Both-Worlds Muse
Week Five: Transformative Test—Kiss Your Zen Warrior of Love Muse
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “Reveal your truth with grace, wisdom, and courage.”
Musing on Transformative Test
Core Kissing Practice: Zen Warrior of Love Muse
Week Six: Sharing the Elixir—Kiss Your Full Moon Muse
(Closing Ritual via Zoom)
Engage in muse-kissing practices (expressive art actions and creative writing prompts) to “share your creative gifts in community.”
Musing on Sharing the Elixir
Core Kissing Practice: Full Moon Muse
Closing ritual via Zoom
Who Should Take This Class
Kissing the Muse: (Another) Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure is a fun, fresh approach to the craft of creative writing and self-improvement. Designed for creatives from all walks of life, this course is an inspiring, safe space to explore and express your artistic voice through a variety of mediums. Through an inventive method of self-inquiry, participants embark on a personal journey of transformation and integrate insights into their own creative practice and projects. Open to all arts disciplines, writing skill levels and genres.
This is an online class, hosted on the online teaching platform, Wet Ink. Ideally, students will have 4-8 hours available to devote to this creative adventure each week—perusing resources and readings, engaging in several writing/creation prompts, and briefly responding to peers’ work. From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together.
About the Facilitator
Hi, I'm Robbyn, author of Kissing the Muse: A Messy, Magical, Art-Making Adventure & Guidebook (coming soon!)—and the creator of this course. I believe creativity is a form of intimacy, and that’s something we all need and crave. I hope this course inspires you to explore whatever turns on your muse—happy kissing!
Robbyn Layne McGill is a freelance, interdisciplinary, creative collaborator and writer who forged her multifarious career path by chasing her passions, wandering wildly, and kissing her muse. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in New Practices (painting and cinema) from San Francisco State University (2006), and Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University (2013), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas (1993). She lives in Amsterdam with her British boyfriend and Dutch cat, and hosts Kissing the Muse workshops online and internationally.
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